I have been longing for some good new piano music recently; something along the line of Sigur Rós’ "Samskeyti" and Eluvium’s astonishing 7xLP, Set Life Through Bombardment… well, I think the answer to my craving is Lovetune For Vacuum by Soap&Skin. In many ways, Lovetune For Vacuum reminds me of PJ Harvey’s 2007 masterpiece, White Chalk. If anything, Soap&Skin’s piano-melodies are even more haunting and her incredible vocal range is equally mesmerizing and vulnerable. Lovetune For Vacuum also projects this beautiful mysterious sound as well... very similar to what Patrick Wolf did on Wind In The Wires, Anja Plaschg brilliantly mixed dark electronic sounds with classical arrangements. Soap&Skin is one of my new favourite artists right now and Lovetune For Vacuum is by far one of the best releases of 2009!
Cry Wolf [wicked-cool song]
Fall Foliage [wicked-cool song]
Spiracle [wicked-cool song]
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Lovetune For Vacuum is out in Austria now; it comes out in Switzerland and Germany on Tuesday (March 13) and the rest of Europe on April 14th, you can pre-order the album here and here